Cora Wen: Elevating the Yoga Profession in an Evolving Landscape

Published: July 19, 2018

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On this episode of our Unity in Yoga podcast, Cora Wen identifies commonalities that unite yoga teacher trainings and explains how yoga lineage applied in a modern way can support the breadth and creativity of today’s yoga styles.

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Cora Wen, E-RYT 500, YACEP, is an internationally-acclaimed yoga practitioner and teacher. She first began to study yoga as an apprentice with Erich Schiffmann and an assistant to Rodney Yee. She assisted and traveled with Judith Hanson Lasater for 18 years and was also mentored by Patricia Walden. Cora also studied extensively with Ramanand Patel, Manouso Manos and the Sanskrit scholars Kofi Busia and Edwin Bryant. In 2001, Cora started her Yoga Bloom School for training in therapeutic yoga. The school follows an extensive curriculum based on her years of experience working with people suffering from various chronic and acute conditions from arthritis and joint injuries to multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, depression, anxiety, PTSD, eating disorders and addiction.


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